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Old 05-07-2016, 09:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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post #1: rick wood [ April 10, 2013 @ 04:41AM ]

This is a clear example of the inadequacy of the EPA Smartway Verification process. The subject technology violates governing principles of fluid mechanics and is not capable of modify the aerodynamics of this class of vehicle as described. The arguments and explanations offered in the article and on the referenced web site show a complete lack of understanding of vortex generator aerodynamics as well as basic aerodynamic principles. It would appear that the EPA Smartway verification is being used as technical vindication of the product. This is not possible as the EPA Smartway program is not capable or charged to make such assessments - all they do is review and publish test data obtained by a product developer. Technical validation requires that a peer reviewed publication by either the SAE, AIAA or ASME professional societies. This does not exist and therefore the claims are not valid. This is another example of the challenges facing the industry and the limitations o=f the EPA Smartway program.

Post #2. Andrew [ April 10, 2013 @ 11:27AM ]
Mr. Wood, since you never introduced yourself, let me do it for you.
Mr. Wood is CEO of Solus, the company that manufactures trailer skirts and wheel covers.
Solus is a direct competitor to the VorBlade technology.
Their products have been verified using exactly the same protocol that Avantechs used and they are part of the same EPA SmartWay program that mr. Wood dislikes so much

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